African and Africana Philosophers in Conversation (A Series by Journal on African Philosophy)

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The peer-reviewed Journal on African Philosophy (JAP) has published Issue 16. It is the second issue of the new series in JAP to highlight, engage, and celebrate African and Africana philosophers. One of the things this series does is to examine how foundational elements of African and Africana philosophy can serve as a tool to evaluate the changing times both at the personal and organizational level. In other words, we want to know, how do we do this philosophy beyond words and theories?

... a vast majority of degrees in philosophy are fundamentally degrees in Western philosophy. It is incumbent on all African and Africanist philosophers teaching in universities that they push for inclusion of courses with African foundations and themes.  –  Frederick Ochieng'-Odhiambo

I am a philosopher by training, but have come to less and less identify with the category. I have always been interested in the stories we tell ourselves, and how we discover or locate ourselves in those narratives....and the questions it raises about place, nationality, nationhood, identity, truth, and the structure of narrative construction itself.  – James Haile III  

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Editorial: And the Conversation Continues, Inspiration in Words
Azuka Nzegwu, coined the term podicle to define a new digital form of scholarship, and specialized in virtual whirlpooling of knowledge systems.
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Interview with Frederick Ochieng'-Odhiambo, Professor of African Philosophic Sagacity, The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill. One of the best known researchers and leading exponents of African philosophic sagacity.

Interview with John Ayotunde Isola Bewaji, Professor of Philosophy, The University of West Indies, Mona. Chairman of National Bioethics Committee of Jamaica (UNESCO), and member of Global Summit on Bioethics.

Interview with George Yancy, Professor of Philosophy, Emory University, essayist for The New York Times' philosophy column, The Stone.

Interview with Dwayne Tunstall, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Grand Valley State University, and secretary of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy.

Interview with John H. McClendon, Professor of Philosophy, Michigan State University, and co-editor of the African American Philosophy Series for Brill Publishers.

Interview with Paul C. Taylor, Professor of Philosophy and African American Studies, and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies in the College of the Liberal Arts, Penn State University.

Interview with James Haile III, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Rhode Island.

Interview with Frank M. Kirkland, Associate Professor, Hunter College, and formerly on Program Committee of the APA's Eastern Division till June 2016.

Interview with Leonard Harris, Professor of Philosophy, Purdue University. One of the original founders of Philosophy Born of Struggle Association.

Interview with Alfred Prettyman, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Ramapo College of New Jersey. Co-founder of Society for the Study of Africana Philosophy (SSAP).